Certified Genealogist (R), July 2010

Extensive experience in New England genealogical records
from the 1600s to the 1900s:

      Vital and town records
      Census records
      Probate records
      Land records
      Military pension files
      Town histories
      Church records
      City directories
Portuguese parish record extraction project for Family
History Library
    35,000 baptism, marriage, and death records
    150,000 names

S. B., Management Science, MIT (1983)

30-year career as a property-casualty actuary
"A qualified genealogist
will obtain all of the
facts possible, analyze
and judge them
carefully, and then and
only then, weigh all of
the evidence before
deciding the crucial
problem and accept or
reject the facts."

-- Noel C. Stevenson,
Genealogical Evidence
(Revised Edition),
p. 12, copyright 1989 by
Noel C. Stevenson.
Copyright 2016 Ruy A. Cardoso.  All rights reserved.
Detail from Revolutionary War pension file W12017, NARA series M-805, roll 490, showing marriage
information for Timothy Kelly and Joanna Newcomb of Newbury, Massachusetts.  The information was
provided in an affidavit of Stuart Chase, Newbury town clerk.  The same file in NARA series M-804
includes a complete listing of this couple's children.
New England Cousins
Ruy Cardoso, Certified Genealogist (R)